Collection and Recycling of Glass Waste
If you produce waste glass Johnstown Recycling provide an efficient and environmentally friendly glass recycling service. Phone 086 - 2599 165.
How is Glass recycled
Glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled endlessly without loss in quality or purity - something few food and beverage packaging options can claim. Glass is ideal for recycling since none of the material is degraded by normal use.
Glass makes up a large component of household and industrial waste due to its weight and density. Johnstown Recycling recycles all kinds of glass. Our unique method of recycling means no segregation of glass is needed. Our glass reprocessor uses newer optical sorting equipment which separates glass by colour. Glass intended for making glass containers require separation by colour, because glass tends to retain its colour after recycling.
Glass Recycling Journey
The consumer throws glass into a Johnstown Recycling bin. Glass is taken from the bin and taken to a glass treatment plant. The glass is sorted by colour and washed to remove any impurities. The glass is then crushed and melted, then moulded into new products such as bottles and jars.
Recycling one glass bottle saves enough energy to power a 100 watt light bulb for an hour or a television for 15 minutes. Glass recycling uses less energy than manufacturing glass from sand, lime and soda.
The glass component in household waste is usually made up of bottles, broken glassware, light bulbs and other items. Adding to this waste is the fact that many manual methods of creating glass objects have a defect rate of around forty percent.
Every metric ton (1,000 kg) of waste glass recycled into new items saves 315 kilograms of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere during the creation of new glass.
When glass is used for new container manufacturing, it is virtually infinitely recyclable. The processing and use of recycled glass in manufacturing conserves raw materials, and reduces energy consumption.
If you produce waste glass Johnstown Recycling provide an efficient and environmentally friendly way to solve your problem. Phone 086 - 2599 165.